Under Washington law, you cannot possess a firearm if you have been involuntarily committed to a mental health facility or you were found incompetent to stand trial.
But this is not necessarily a permanent ban. Under RCW 9.41.047, you can restore your firearm rights if you can prove the following by a preponderance of the evidence:
- You are no longer required to participate in court-ordered mental health treatment
- You have successfully managed your mental health condition
- You no longer present a "substantial danger" to yourself or others
- Your mental health conditions are "not reasonably likely to occur"
To restore your rights, you have to file a motion in the superior court that ordered your commitment or found you to be incompetent.